from Act II of the Italian opera Otello
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Arrigo Boïto
, Otello's ensign
Voice Part: baritone Fach: dramatic baritone
Setting: A hall on the ground floor of the castle.
Synopsis: Iago can offer no physical proof of Desdemona's infidelity. Instead, he relates an incident to Otello in which he and Cassio had been sharing sleeping quarters. Cassio appeared to have been dreaming passionately about Desdemona.